We provide voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the
London Borough of Lewisham.

Call 020 8291 1747

Volunteer Opportunity

Want to make a difference? Want to DRIVE this MINIBUS?

Voluntary Services Lewisham (VSL) are looking for volunteer drivers and passenger assistants to support a group of vulnerable people to attend the Calabash day centre in Catford.

If you are available weekdays between 8am - 10.30am or 3.30pm – 6pm and want to make a difference to a Lewisham persons life then get in touch now for more details!!

Email, Call 020 8291 1747 or apply online NOW!!


Gardening Volunteers needed

Make a difference to an older or vulnerable person by giving 1-2 hours of your time per week.

Do you enjoy gardening and want to help older people or those who can no longer manage their gardens and can spare a couple of hours a week? Then this is for you!

The Gardening scheme operates from the beginning of March until the end of October and assists people living in Lewisham Borough. Tasks you might be asked to do include pruning, weeding, mowing a lawn, trimming a hedge, planting seeds, bulbs or plants. Depending on individual needs this role could be done on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. VSL has their own tools that volunteers can collect before gardening appointments.

Service users include older people who can't manage their gardens any more, people with limited mobility or physical disability, and those with mental health issues. Our volunteers improve theses people's quality of life and enjoyment of their gardens. Support offered throughout the year.

When required:

Time flexible. Visits can take place during the week, weekends and sometimes early evening.

Skills and Qualifications:

Very basic gardening skills/ knowledge and a willingness to help.

Please contact Bettina on 02082911747 or email


Voluntary Services Lewisham , is the working name for the Voluntary Service Association Ltd.

We were founded in 1969 and are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, with an Investors in Volunteers Accreditation. NCVO’s Befriending and Mentoring Approved Provider Standard.


We provide direct voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the London Borough of Lewisham. We deliver services such as befriending, shopping, gardening, mental health support projects and transport.

We aim to improve the quality of life of our service users, by helping them to take part in community activities and be independent.

We work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies as appropriate to ensure effective and professionally delivered services.

To find out more about our services and how you can access them, click on the coloured buttons at the top of this page.


We recruit, train and place volunteers in activities which develop their skills and confidence. We promote volunteering and actively work to identify new opportunities for our volunteers.

Do you live or work within the Borough of Lewisham? Do you have some time to offer? Would you like to share your skills, knowledge and experience? Would you like to discover and develop new skills? If so we would love to hear from you. Just click on our Volunteering Opportunities tab.